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F an oriental sage of early times, who had been initiated into the Mysteries of the ancient East, were to turn his glance towards modern Western civilization, he might perhaps say to its representatives: “You are living entirely in fear; your whole mood of soul is governed by fear. All that you do, as well as all that you feel, is saturated with fear and its reverberations in the most important moments of life. And since fear is closely related to hatred, so hatred plays a great part in your whole civilization.”

- RS ~ September 23-4, 1921

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Comments


Seth says
so true ... and well said

Mark de LA says
93 years ago & still timely.  The challenge is in both directions East <-> West.

Mark de LA says
Karen Armstrong (Charter for Compassion?): ... Every fundamentalist movement that I have studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is rooted in a profound fear of annihilation, convinced that the liberal or secular establishment is determined to destroy their way of life. This has been tragically apparent in the Middle East.
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threefoldness separates the domains of politics (rights), economics & spiritual from each other so that untimately it really will solve most of these problems.  

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